A Road Rally is a competition for two people in a car. There are several types of rally from the professional speed event on forest roads to an after-meeting scavenger hunt. We offer the popular GTA (Games, Tours, Adventures) rally, often known as the "gimmick rally". Speed is not a factor on these events. The teams are given a set of route instructions. These instructions tell the team where to go so that all teams follow the same path to the ending point of the rally.
Texas Region rallies are not speed events, but usually run on fun-to-drive roads. They are also a test of rule following and logic. Teams are scored on how closely they matched the answers to the questions asked during the event.
Following a course correctly is not as simple as you may think. Since these events are run on public roads it is easy to miss count the 3rd traffic light or turn right at an intersection when you should have turned left. That is why the navigator is an important part of the team.
There are classes for First-Timers and Novices that are just starting the sport. Simple equipment like a note pad, clipboard, and a full tank of gas is all that is required to give rally a try.
There are advanced Classes also for people that have done several rallies also. The Master Class is for people who have won so many trophies that they don’t want any more.
The events normally end at a popular place to eat. There, the teams get together and share their humorous stories on how they tried their best to follow the instructions. The correct answers to the gimmick questions are provided for all that might have missed some of the questions.
Rallies take volunteer workers to make it all happen. If you like event organization activities or just seeing the happy faces when the teams point and say "Check Point". These positions don't take any special skills to help but are important to the success of the event. Rallyists who cannot run an event on the announced date can arrange to run it early, as a "check-run". This is a great help to the organizers.
2017 Rally Events
19 August, 2017
DFW MAP RALLY
"The Grapeful Dead Tour"
Not who is the quickest, but who is the smartest...
A FUN ROAD RALLY FOR STREET-LEGAL CARS
The Texas Region of the Sports Car Club of America invites you to a fun drive in the country on paved roads north of McKinney in Texas. The team who visits all the required landmarks in the shortest distance will win, and the winners will receive awards. Speed is not a factor.
- Rally Day: Saturday, August 19, 2017
- Starting Place: Clay Cooley Volkswagen of Richardson, 300 N. Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080. Just come in and register. You will be given odo check instructions, which will take you to a place in Anna, TX to work on your route. Note: you must follow our directions to get there.
- Registration opens at 9:00am on Rally Day (time may be adjusted).
- The odo check ends at Crow's Country Cafe, 113 W. 4th Street, Anna, Texas. Here you will receive your maps and your instructions for finding the dozen or so locations (mostly in Collin County) that you have to locate, and then visit.
- Take one-half hour to determine your route from map(s) provided. No electronic aids or extra maps permitted here.
- Cars leave the official start whenever you are ready, in any order (but at 1 minute intervals). First car out could be as early as 11:15. You must check in at the control in the parking lot, to have your time and mileage recorded.
- Length: as short as you can make it in miles, probably about 2-1/2 hours in time
- Finish: back at Crow's Country Cafe, where you got your map.
- Rally type: Shortest distance rally. SCCA calls this a GTA (Games, Tours, Adventures) rally.
- Route: You choose your route from maps provided. You may use any public road you wish in your attempt to log the shortest distance on your odometer. Depending on your chosen route, you may encounter stretches of unpaved road. There are reasonable routes that are entirely paved.
- Classes: First-timer, Novice (3 rally trophies or less), General, and Master (this is an optional class: no trophies). GPS and other electronic aids welcome in any class.
- Vehicles: Sports Cars, Family Cars, Classic Cars, Antiques, Hot Rods, Cruisers, Convertibles, anything with 4 wheels that’s street legal is OK in this Rally. Cars built before 1940 will get a little extra time.
- Rally Fee: $25.00 SCCA Members: $5.00 discount. Preregistration at msreg.us/DMR17msr is a must. Those who preregister will receive the rally "General Instructions" a few days before rally day via email. A $5.00 late fee will be assessed to anyone not preregistered on MotorsportReg.com.
- Rallymaster: John Poulos.
On public roads, always at legal speeds, with plenty of entertainment for you and a friend!
The Rally Committee reserves the right to limit entries.
- Any four-wheel, street legal vehicle with two people who are old enough to read is eligible to enter.
- Entry fee: $25.00. SCCA members get a $5.00 discount. Preregistration here at MotorsportReg.com gets you the event rules early.
Event listings are an informational type listing only. It is intended for your own individual (or with family or friends) attendance - outside of any other coordinated or scheduled LSCC event or activity.